Hoshi no Ko Poron

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Hoshi no Ko Poron
Hoshi no Ko Poron.png
星の子ポロン
GenreScience fiction, Comedy, Education
Anime television series
Directed byŌnuki Tetsuyoshi
Murayama Setsuko
Written byKuwashima Haruki
Suzuki Takao
Iwasaki Sumio
Choushi Tetsuyoshi
Sakai Fumio
Nakashima Atsuko
Hattori Masayuki
Music byJean-Jacques Perrey
StudioNihon Douga
Jiho Eigasha
Original networkSyndication
Original run April 1, 1974 March 21, 1975
Episodes260 (2 segments per episode)
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Hoshi no Ko Poron (星の子ポロン, lit. Star Child Poron) is a Japanese science fiction comedy anime series produced by Jiho Eigasha. Its 260 episodes were aired from April 1, 1974 to March 21, 1975, at a length of around five minutes each, each containing two shorts of at least two minutes in length.

Plot[edit]

The titular character, Poron, comes from outerspace to Earth. There, he soon encounters the native life-forms, although as a new arrival, he is unaware that he has ignored humans and instead befriends several animals. The mischievous animal folks, however, keep causing trouble in various places, by their naughty antics and bad behaviors. Poron, though exasperated, secretly unleashes his mysterious power, to save and punish them.

Characters[edit]

Poron (ポロン)
Voiced by: Masako Nozawa
An extraterrestrial boy with an antenna growing out of his bald head. He has ability to fly. By emitting light from the stars on the headband he is wearing, he floats objects and changes matters, and settle the problems. He watches over the animal kids, and whenever he sees a young one acting in an unruly manner or in trouble, rushes to the scene. He punishes them and teaches them what they shouldn't do. To accomplish these tasks, he is usually rather ruthless, so the means of his punishment are often quite severe. He loves bananas. There are some episodes where he doesn't intervene, but makes an appearance to utter a few words on the moral of the episode.
Animal Folks (動物たち)
Voiced by: Masako Nozawa, etc.
The animal kids who are the cause of all the troubles and turmoil. They get saved or punished by Poron.
Narrator (ナレーション)
Voiced by: Masako Nozawa
Besides explaining the plot and current situations to the audience, lectures the animal folks now and then.

Staff[edit]

  • Writers: Tetsuyoshi Ônuki, Setsuko Murayama
  • Character Design: Tōki Kuwashima
  • Key Animation: Takao Suzuki
  • Animation: Sumio Iwasaki, Tetsuyoshi Chyōshi, Fumio Sakai, Atsuko Nakajima
  • Camera: Masayuki Hattori
  • Animation Production: Nihon Doga
  • Produced by Jiho Eigasha

Episodes[edit]

# Title Original airdate
1"All the Traffic Lights Turned Blue!"
"Shingōki Ga Kaiaoni Natchatta no Maki" (信号機が皆、青になっちゃった!の巻)
"You Should Not Prank the Brakes"
"Burēki o Itazura Shite wa Ikenai yo no Maki" (ブレーキをいたずらしてはいけないよの巻)
April 1, 1974 (1974-04-01)
2"The Beauty Contest"
"Biyō Konkūru no Maki" (美容コンクールの巻)
"The Show Window Trouble"
"Shōuindou Sōdō no Maki" (ショーウィンドゥ騒動の巻)
TBA
3"The Gluttonous Hippo's Imitation of the Tiger and the Bear"
"Ōkui Kaba no Mane o Shita Kuma-san Tora-san no Maki" (大食いカバのまねをした熊さん虎さんの巻)
"Tiger and the Bear Crossing the Road"
"Kuma-san Tora-san Dōro Ōdan no Maki" (熊さん虎さん道路横断の巻)
TBA
4"Escalator Troubles"
"Esukarētā Sōdō no Maki" (エスカレーター騒動の巻)
"The Dining Room is a Big Fuss"
"Shokudō wa Ōsawagi no Maki" (食堂は大騒ぎの巻)
TBA
5"The Mole Who Dug Up Oil"
"Sekiyu o Horiateta Mogura-kun no Maki" (石油を堀り当てたモグラ君の巻)

"Bū Kichi Chūdzuri no Maki" (ブー吉宙づりの巻)
TBA
6"Korosuke's Watering Failure"
"Korosuke no Mizumaki Shippai no Maki" (コロ助の水まき失敗の巻)
"Stubbornness Also in Moderation"
"Gōjō Mo Hodo Hodo Ni no Maki" (強情もほどほどにの巻)
TBA
7"The Naughty Bear"
"Itazura Kumakun no Maki" (いたずらクマ君の巻)
"The Poisonous Mushroom"
"Waraidake no Maki" (笑い茸の巻)
TBA
8"It's an Ice Cream, Run!"
"Aisukurīmuda, Hashire no Maki" (アイスクリームだ走れの巻)
"Bye Bye Banana!"
"Baibai Banana no Maki" (バイバイバナナの巻)
TBA
9"The Carps Waterfall Climb"
"Koi no Taki Nobori no Maki" (鯉の滝のぼりの巻)
"Water Walker"
"Minakami Hokō-ki no Maki" (水上歩行機の巻)
TBA
10"Monta's Clown's Great Failure"
"Monta no Dōke Daishippai no Maki" (モン太の道化大失敗の巻)
"Panda's Strange Bicycle"
"Panda-kun Hen'na Jitensha no Maki" (パンダ君変な自転車の巻)
TBA
11"The Child of a Housefly and a Tiger"
"Abu to Tora no Ko no Maki" (虻と虎の子の巻)
"The Weak Bullies"
"Yowai Mono Ijime no Maki" (弱い者いじめの巻)
TBA
12"The Dangerous Round Became a Skating Rink"
"Sukēto-ba Ni Natta Kiken'na Dōro no Makita Kiken'na Dōro no Maki" (スケート場になった危険な道路の巻)

 (弾丸滑降の巻)
TBA
13"The Tail Got Frozen"
"Shippo Ga Kōtchatta no Maki" (しっぽが氷っちゃったの巻)
"Little Panda's Important Daruma"
"Chibipanda no Taisetsu Daruma no Maki" (チビパンダの大雪ダルマの巻)
TBA
14"Unknown"
"The Snow Ball Fight of Fox and Panda"
"Panda to Kitsune no Yukigassen no Maki" (パンダとキツネの雪合戦の巻)
TBA
15"Speed in Moderation"
"Supīdo wa Hodohodo Ni no Maki" (スピードはほどほどにの巻)
"Using a Blindfol so We Don't Know of the Scary Things"
"Mekakushi de Kowai Mono Shirazu no Maki" (目隠しで恐いものしらずの巻)
TBA
16"Sand and the Disaster"
"Suna to Sainan no Maki" (砂と災難の巻)
"Mole and the Giant Earthquake"
"Daijishin to Mogura-kun no Maki" (大地震とモグラ君の巻)
TBA
17"It's Red! Run!"
"Akada zo Hashire!? No Maki" (赤だぞ走れ!?の巻)
"The Wolves Who Ignore Signals"
"Shingō Mushi no Ōkami-kun no Maki" (信号無視のオオカミ君の)
TBA
18"Baby Panda's Rainbow Crossing"
"Akachan Panda no Niji Watari no Maki" (巻赤ちゃんパンダの虹渡りの巻)
"It's a Fashion Show"
"Fasshonshō de Gozai no Maki" (ファッションショーでございの巻)
TBA
19"The Gorilla Who Ate Dynamite"
"Dainamaito o Tabeta Gorira-kun no Maki" (ダイナマイトを食べたゴリラ君の巻)
"The Banana Skin and Gorilla"
"Banana no Kawa to Gorira-kun no Maki" (バナナの皮とゴリラ君の巻)
TBA
20"Tonkatsu is Scary"
"Tonkatsu Kowai no Maki" (トンカツこわいの巻)
"The Eyes in the Light Are Kuramu"
"Raito Ni Me Ga Kuramu no Maki" (ライトに目がくらむの巻)
TBA
21"The Volunteering Movement"
"Tasuke Ai Undō no Maki" (助け合い運動の巻)
"The Curriculum is Fun"
"Gakugei-kai wa Tanoshī no Maki" (学芸会は楽しいの巻)
TBA
22"Work Seriously!"
"Shigoto wa Majime Ni! No Maki" (仕事はまじめに!の巻)
"The Novice Delivery"
"Shinmai Demae no Maki" (しんまい出前の巻)
TBA
23"The Fireflies Light"
"Hotaru no Hikari no Maki" (螢の光の巻)
"Taking Karuta is Tough"
"Karuta-tori wa Kibishī no Maki" (かるた取りはきびしいの巻)
TBA
24"Watch Out for Traffic Accidents"
"Kōtsū Jiko Ni Kiwotsukeyō no Maki" (交通事故に気をつけようの巻)
"The Car is Awful"
"Kuruma wa Osoreshi i no Maki" (車は恐しいの巻)
TBA
25"Tomorrow is Weather"
"Ashita wa Otenki no Maki" (明日はお天気の巻)
"Hiking"
"Haikingu no Maki" (ハイキングの巻)
TBA
26"Don't Cheat!"
"Inchiki Suru Na no Maki" (インチキするなの巻)
"I Like Go-Go"
"Gōgō ga suki no maki" (ゴーゴーが好きの巻)
TBA
27"Let's Go Climbing"
"Tozan o Shiyou no Maki" (登山をしようの巻)
"Stilts are Safe"
"Takeuma wa Anzen Ni no Maki" (竹馬は安全にの巻)
TBA
28"Don't Water"
"Mizu Maku Na no Maki" (水まくなの巻)
"My Car is a Sports Car"
"Boku no Kuruma wa Supōtsukā no Maki" (僕の車はスポーツカーの巻)
TBA
29
 (あぶない遊びの巻)

 (忘れ物の巻)
TBA
30
 (スキーは楽しの巻)

 (風邪はいやの巻)
TBA
31
 (急がば廻れの巻)

 (バスの中は大混乱の巻)
TBA
32
 (かさはどこだの巻)

 (かさはめだつ色にしようの巻)
TBA
33
 (安眠妨害の巻)

 (ゆうれい騒動の巻)
TBA
34
 (新しい薬の巻)

 (透明人間の巻)
TBA
35
 (いたずら失敗の巻)

 (交通安全教室の巻)
TBA
36
 (変なパンができたの巻)

 (りんご園騒動の巻)
TBA
37
 (海底大冒険の巻)

 (盆踊りの巻)
TBA
38
 (危ないバレー・ボールの巻)

 (ずるい野球の巻)
TBA
39
 (狸のお尻が燃えたの巻)

 (油断は禁物の巻)
TBA
40
 (アトリエの乱入者の巻)

 (ベランダ注意の巻)
TBA
41
 (なまけものの豚君の巻)

 (うそつきうさ君の巻)
TBA
42
 (発明狂狼の巻)

 (貨物列車は行くの巻)
TBA
43
 (うるさいラジオの巻)

 (発明失敗の巻)
TBA
44
 (鏡のイタズラの巻)

 (釣り場はテンヤワンヤの巻)
TBA

Cult status[edit]

The series has become a popular internet meme due to its stories are non-existent, the characters are poorly drawn, and limited animation. It led to dozens of video remixes and MADs.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mini-Anime: 1971-1980". cartoonresearch.com. Retrieved December 18, 2016.

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